Seduction

The People of the State of New York v. Max Krakauer, 15 February 1905 (Case 491)
The People of the State of New York v. Charles Weintraub, 11 March 1914 (Case 1849)
Frieda Milovitz, 18, a domestic servant, testifies that she came to the United States from Hungary in 1910. She met the defendant, Charles Weintraub, a fruit peddler, in August 1913. He asked her to marry him shortly after their introduction and later that year, on 28 October, she agreed to have sex with the defendant when he told her they would be married that week. She went with Weintraub to City Hall on 3 November and they obtained a marriage license. It was only several weeks later, according to Milovitz’s testimony, that she realized that it had been necessary to obtain a marriage certificate and that they were not, therefore, legally married. She separated from Weintraub on 26 November after he had told her that he expected her to work as a prostitute. Other witnesses, including Milovitz’s two sisters, testify that they had heard the defendant promise to marry the complainant. James Dalton, a police detective, testifies that he had arrested Weintraub on 27 November on a charge of seduction under the promise of marriage. Charles Weintraub testifies in his own defense, saying that he had intended to marry Frieda Milovitz and denying that he had expected her to work as a prostitute. The jury returns a verdict of guilty on the indictment of seduction.
The People of the State of New York v. Peter J. Brennan, 18 June 1919 (Case 2650)